Lot 235: Vermin Club Dating from the 1950s, a three-colour badge depicting a mosquito



2015-11-04 16:24:28

Lot 235: Vermin Club. Dating from the 1950s, a three-colour badge depicting a mosquito, three-colour enamels on nickel-plated brass, manufactured by Gaunt, the surface of the light-blue enamel is missing off the corner of the hat, also offered is a rare shaped and coloured plastic lapel badge, it being in very good condition and retaining its pin. The Vermin Club was formed circa 1948 by the Conservative Party when they were called vermin by Aneurin Bevan. Young Tories took on the description with ironic self-deprecation and set up the Vermin Club which continued throughout the 1950s. (2) Dominic Winter's Automobilia & Motoring Literature Vintage Bicycles Maritime & Railways, Toys & Models Thursday, 12th November 2015 Estimate: £380-480
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